|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 03-15-2014 02:58 AM||2086 views||2 times favorited||21 comments|
Aside from our woodshop here is Arizona, we have a 8×10 shed where a lot of the work gets done. Ours had a rickety workbench made of 2×2 legs with the pegboard fastened to it on the back on long 2×2’s. Consequently when I tried to saw anything, the whole bench danced and everything dropped from the pegboard. I could only handle this for one or two times and the old bench had to go.
This new bench is built on 3- 2×4 rectangles. This is because of the proximity of the shed to back of the trailer as seen in the 3rd picture. I could not turn a bench to get it in there and this was a cheap way to build it. The shelves had to be cut in 2 lengthwise to be installed but that was okay. It is 22” deep and 85” long. It has cross bracing in both directions for stability and it stays put when you saw on it. It may get some drawers in that top opening next year but I wanted to make it a visual shop so I had everything out in the open so I can see right where it is. I still need containers for screws etc.
The pegboard was mounted to frames built onto the walls and independent from the bench. It is on 2 walls now and I will post the little holding devices in another project posting. The last 2 shots are of the pegboard that went in first.
It not a Roubo bench by any means but it fits the setting. I added outlets ina few places around the shed and and an easy to reach light switch that i can find in the dark!!
Now I have a close place to work on small projects and do some finishing out of the wind and the dust in the woodshop.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!